Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. The mayor of the city known as the town of Agawam may appoint such special police officers for the city as he deems necessary for the safety and protection of the citizens of the city.
SECTION 2. Special police officers shall have the same power to make arrests and to perform other police functions as intermittent police officers and shall be subject to the same training requirements as intermittent officers.
SECTION 3. Special police officers shall be appointed for a term to be determined by the mayor, subject to removal by the mayor with the recommendation of the chief of police. Special police officers shall be sworn before the city who shall keep a record of all such appointments.
SECTION 4. Any person who has served in the capacity as a permanent full time police officer in the city, and who has retired or resigned under honorable conditions, shall have the right to appointment as a special police officer under this act.
SECTION 5. Special police officers appointed under this act shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws.
SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.